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those components, as the waste breaks down into methane gas. methane is then used to power the gas lights in the park at night. interesting. >>> coming up in one hour from now, we are taking a close look at the sex abuse scandal facing one of the country's most popular ministers. bishop eddie long will be joined by ted haggard who had his own sex scandal as a minister. plus, we'll speak with several ministers of the new birth congregation. members of the new birth congregation to find out how they are dealing with the allegations and what exactly is going to happen tomorrow. that's in one hour from now. i'll see you then. >>> former president bill clinton fighting for embattled democrats ahead of an election that could cost the party control of congress. this hour, his advice to president obama and candidates in peril. >>> also in our interview, clinton's take on the tea party. he is warning that underestimating the movement could be a huge mistake. >>> a lot of people want to know how clinton slimmed down for his daughter, chelsea's, wedding. stand by as he reveals his weight loss
closing down shop. thanks for joining us tonight. we'll see you again monday fr a jam packed show. rush limbaugh and governor sara palin both go on the record. good ♪ ♪ s[ applause ] >> glenn: from new york city, hello, america. tonight i want to tell you about something, and my wife was around here some place. i don't know if she knows this. but when we were on vacation, i was secretly at night under the covers with a flashlight reading this book. she really doesn't -- for some reason she thinks i should relax and not read books about nazis on our vacation. this came in from a viewer. of mine. it's an old book from 1944, '43 or '44. "religion of nazi germany." it got me thinking. this is someone who i think was in germany and then went to poland. it didn't end well. i want to do a show tonight, not on this book. i want to do a show on something that i think is critically important. i have shown you this over here. faith, hope and charity. i've shown you the faith, hope and charity. sorry, oscar and nefrp the control room. oh, heavens, he's moving. it's the 40 day, 40 night ch
the lawsuit dismissed saying it requires the u.s. to disclose highly classified information. >>> the fbi searching homes and offices in minneapolis and chicago, all part of what it calls the materiel support of terrorism. one activist says he and others were served s e ed subpoenas toy before the grand jury. no one arrested. >>> two astronauts and one cosmonaut back on earth. the soyuz spacecraft landed in kazakhstan this morning. the return delayed a day after an unducking glitch. >>> a christian outreach concert scheduled for soldiers and families in ft. bragg, north carolina, crosses the line. general david petraeus says he worries that the muslim overzellous on the christians' faith. he's talking about people who insult islam for calling it an evil and wicked religion. so what's the controversy? just this. the event at ft. bragg is being held by evangelist billy graham and his son franklin, and it's franklin graham has said it's evil and wicked. will it be a problem for our commander overseas? a special report by pentagon correspondent chris lawrence. >> reporter: the christian conce
that the tea party talk about and everybody is dismissive of them. we risk a downgrade to the u.s. triple-a credit rating we have had since 1913. if that happens, borrowing costs will soar. >> look at specific items that may come down the pike at us. i'll jscroll it on the screen. we look at potential and likely spending, "forbes," is that what we'll see, spending like this? >> you won't see the spending that the spendocrats want because of the election. the american mood changed profoundly. democrats survive, especially in the senate, those coming up for re-election will be scared out of their wits and they will go against the spending thing. any big spending plan will be blocked in the senate. all the desire the administration to get big bail-out for municipalities, good luck, go to greece. you won't get it from washington. >> mike? >> i hope steve is right but i fear there will be more spending. the bigger problem is the fed chairman said he will support the spending, by supporting the borrowing that the government has to do to support the spending. he said i'll buy all the treasury bo
. glad you're with us. >> juliet: topping the news, good to see you by the way. the middle east peace talks face a major crisis this weekend as palestinian president abbas says israel's push to restart settlement construction in the west bank tomorrow could lead to further, quote, violence and conflict. >> rick: the first to respond to ground zero, why is it taking washington so long to pass a bill to cover their health problems? you won't believe some of the reasons that we're hearing. >> juliet: midwest deluge, part of minnesota and wisconsin facing some of the worst flooding in decades. rivers continuing to crest, thousands remaining homeless. >> rick: we begin with a red hot rhetoric over the gop's pledge to america announced this week. president obama taking shots at the plan, saying america's future hangs in the balance. republicans not keeping their powder dry, firing back. dueling addresses with the midterms now less than 40 days away. molly henneberg is live in washington with more on this. the president obama, he does not think very much about this new gop plan. what did he
us. thank you for joining us. have a great weekend. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> uma: the pledge in play. heated reaction to the republican roadmap is coming in from all corners. the white house blasted and republicans defend it. what does the tea party think? a fair and balanced look, next. mid-term countdown. just 38 days to go and it's neck and neck in the key races that could tip the balance of power in washington. we'll go inside with the numbers. and waiting for superman. a new documentary shines a spotlight on major problems on american education system. is superman who we need to save america's youth? i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts right now. hello, everyone. we begin with the latest back and forth over who is to blame for the broken mess in washington. and what to do about it. on thursday, the republicans outlined their plan. today, president obama offered his critique. molly henneberg is joining us now with more on the story. hello, molly. what can you tell us? >> hi, uma. battle of the radio addre
it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> next at 4:00, getting rid of dangerous drugs in your home. a new program that could help a nationwide problem. >>> plus, he is scheduled to be california's first execution in nearly five years. the deadline that could determine how he dies. >> and a fundraiser is underway for the people of san bruno. >>> good afternoon. i'm dan noyes. there's a new push tonight from the drug enforcement administration to help prevent the abuse of prescription drugs by getting you to chuck what's in your cabinet. >> lisa: lisa amin gulezian joins us live now. >> lisa: some drugs are being sold, problem the police are trying to stop. they're hoping campaigns like this will help. people are cleaning out their medicine cabinets today. and bringing their extra or expired prescription to police departments all over the country. 25 dropoff cites were here in the bay area. in san francisco's tenderloin district. police want prescription drugs to come here instead of ending up out here. >> traditionally,
, the plan calling for a freeze in government spending and tax cuts to boost the u.s. economy. president obama today in weekly address blasting that plan has a repeat of failed ideas. >> many with the very same policies that led to the economic crisis in the first place, which isn't surprising since many of the leaders were among the architects. failed policy. it's grounded in the same warn out philosophy cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires and cut rules for wall street and cut the middle-class loose to fend for itself. >> gregg: the republicans are striking back. molly henneberg is live in w more. what specifically does the president oppose in that plan. >> molly: for one thing it calls for the extension of the bush tax cuts for all americans. this is debate we've heard elsewhere. he says he agrees with extending most of the tax cuts but not for families who make over $250,000 because that would mean $700 billion would not come in as taxes which the president says the country can't afford. >> for all their talking about reining in spending and getting deficits under control they
consecutive year, 11:30 eastern, on nbc. thanks for joining us. "ac 360" is next. >>> thanks, larry, and thanks for joining us. >>> tonight, can someone in a u.s. senator's office post a hate-filled death threat online and get away with it? it took amy tours hours to trace the computer, so why is it taking folks in congress days to find the computer use sner we're keeping them honest. also tonight a congressional candidate comes out with an over the top political ad about the proposed islamic center near ground zero using the term muslim and terrorist interchangeably. we'll ask her, tonight. and the shocking new revelations in the connecticut home invasion horror. family held hostage and assaulted and killed, all the while the alleged murderers were texting each other, talking about champing at the bit to do the crime. tonight you'll see their texts. >>> we begin keeping them honest as we always do with an internet slur and death threat sent from the office of a u.s. senator. our question tonight, why is it taking so long to figure out who sent it? the senator is saxby chambliss, re
's "hardball" for now. thank you for being with us. "countdown with keith olbermann" starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? not dead yet. while senate democrats will run on a platform of we assume you know we only want tax cuts for the middle class and there's nothing wrong with us note voting on them until after the midterms, the speaker of the house, still pushing for actual quotes on the cuts before the recess. >> we will retain the right to proceed as we choose. america's middle class will have a tax cut. it will be done in this congress. >> arbor kline on the maturations, arianna huffington on the coward es in the senate. the first bush tax cuts postmortem. the first quantitative analysis of the real economic impact. this from may 2001, this was nonsense. >> this tax relief helps all taxpayers. especially helps those at the low end of the economic ladder. >> the colbert report, he testifies at congress. first, the funny. >> my great grandfather did not travel across 4,000 miles of the atlantic ocean to see this country overrun by immigran
between russia and the west. how will russia's interactions with its neighbors affect u.s. calls to reset relations with moscow? >> russia will not be a success if it deludes itself into thinking that it can reconstruct its former empire. >> as former soviet satellite countries move closer to the west, is russia aiming to start a new chapter in what was once called, "the great game"? next, on great decisions. >> in a democracy agreement is not essential, but participation is. join us as we discuss today's most critical global issues. join us for great decisions. >> great decisions is produced by the foreign policy association- inspiring americans to learn more about the world. funding for great decisions is provided by the carnegie corporation of new york, the starr foundation, shell international, and the european commission. great decisions is produced in association with the university of delaware. >> and now from our studios, here is ralph begleiter. >> welcome to great decisions. i'm ralph begleiter. joining us to discuss russia and its neighbors are nina kruscheva, professor of inte
with us this afternoon in the 2:00 eastern hour. seven ways to save money around your house. at 3:00 p.m. eastern time, what do you do when your prescriptions are pulled off the market? at 4:00 eastern time, there were changes with health care nationally this week. how did this impact your current health care insurance. we have some answers for you. i'm fredericka whitfield. "your $$$$$" starts right now. >>> the great recession is finally over. where are the jobs? i'm ali velshi and this is "your $$$$$." the great depression came to an end in june 2009, that is according to the national bureau of economic research. they are the people who actually make these decisions. they say it's over and they take their time making that decision, as you can see. now, the recession claimed more than 7.3 million jobs. since the recession has ended, however, the economy has lost another 329,000 jobs. that's net. that's what we've gained minus what we've lost. we're still down another 329,000. the road ahead, the economists are projecting unemployment in the united states currently at 9.6% will remain
on behalf of a u.s. born cleric. al-awlaki's father who filed the case said the case can hurt nationalure execute. >> agents were looking for a connection between local anti-war activist and terrorist groups in columbia. in the middle east no arrests were made. >> overnight lindsay lohan released from jail despite the fact she was supposed to be locked up until late october. her attorney challenged the ruling that ordered her to be held in prison without bail. >> that mug shot she needs as a head shot. she now has to wear a ankle bracelet and stay away from places that sell alcohol. the 24 year old is do you back in court in october 22nd to determine if she violated her drug test. lohan served less than one-third of her jail sentence and released from rehab: a aircraft landed safely in an remote air of kaistana. >> it looks like the moon. >> the three astronauts returned to the earth following a six month stay. they were placed in reclining chairs to help them adjust to gravity. >> and bora topped that out. >> lock how cavalier we are about space travel. 10 or 15 years ago we would have s
to you. i'm drew griffin in for t.j. this morning. thanks for starting your day with us. >>> let's check the top stories. a greater sense of security in the nation's largest subway system. 500 additional surveillance cameras online this morning and up and running in new york's underground. police say the goal is to better prevent crime and possible terror attacks on the subway system. a plane bound for pakistan made an emergency landing in stockholm, sweden, early this morning. police have now arrested one passenger. authorities say a tipster called to say the man was carrying explosives. police have yet to confirmed that story. all 260 people on board the plane have been evacuated. they are okay. >>> in south florida, no arrests yet after friday's bizarre bank robbery. this is near miami. police say several men forced a teller to rob his own bank by strapping a supposed bomb on the teller. nobody hurt. the device was dee activated. >>> there are new developments today in the deepening sex scandal at one of the largest churches in the u.s. a fourth man has filed a lawsuit accusing bishop
people believe the u.s. government was behind the attack on 9/11. we weren't, right? president obama responded calling the crack pote comments hateful and inexcusable, and then adding his beard is ugly and he smells like fish. so on friday the harry hump defended his logic in an interview. >> you punished americans well, but you insulted millions and millions of american biz claiming the u.s. government had a hand in 9/11. scwiet frank -- quite frankly, sir, how can you say such a nuty thing? >> would you address your own president the same way? would they ever allow you to? >> in terms of that remark, sir -- in terms of those remarks -- >> you probably didn't read the full remark. >> what evidence do you have that the u.s. government is responsible for 9/11. >> you are not even allowing me to respond. >> go ahead. >> and you insult me as well. >> do you believe the government had a hand in 9/11? >> i did not say -- give an opinion of my own. i actually suggested a fact-finding group and mission be formed to delve into the truth. >> it was amazing. after that happened eric sean lept
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. we are sure it will be shown on the show tonight. i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of chairwoman if she would like me to remove myself i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> sean: in the end he stuck  and made -- joining me with reaction all of this former democratic pollster pat caddell, andrea, both fox news contributors. let's start w
calls insinuation of u.s. involvement inexcusable. the internal battle over democrats over when and what to extend bush tax cut. why was a comedian testify today in character on capitol hill? live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama says the idea that u.s. because we hind the 9/11 attacks is offensive and hateful. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is not backing down from comments he made thursday at the united nations. senior correspondent eric shawn talked with the iranian leader today. >> reporter: you wished americans well, but you insulted millions and millions of americans claiming that the u.s. government had a hand in 9/11. quite frankly, sir, how could you say such an insane and nutty thing? >> translator: would you address your own president the same way? would they ever allow you to? you probably didn't real the full -- >> yes, i was this, yesterday. what evidence do you have that the u.s. government is responsible for 9/11? >> translator: you're not even allowing me to respond. >> reporter: go ahead. >> tr
the iran's president after mahmoud ahmadinejad suggested that the u.s. could be behind the 9/11 attacks. the president called the comments hateful. iran's president is not backing down. >> reporter: president obama has some strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive. it was hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming mahmoud ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan, just a little north of ground zero where families lost their loved ones. for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: mushing claims most of the world and most americans are suspicious about what happened at ground zero and says the u.s. government used 9/11 to justify two wars. >> under the pretext of that event two countries were invaded and up till now, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama insists ahmadinejad does not represent the people of iran. >
effect. democrats are using these changes to try to get out their base out to the polls in november. >> any young adult under 26 can be added to a family plan as long as he or she doesn't have employer-based coverage. this year preventive care begins being offered with no co-pays and deductibles so kids' immunizations and cancer screenings, we think it is really good for people to get preventive care up front and not pay for the disease in the long run. this year small employers get a tax credit for covering their employees and that will carry on. this year seniors get a $250 check to help close the doughnut hole. next year, they'll have a 50% discount in the cost of the drugs and that gradually goes up. >> what is the toughest mart companies don't put more costs on the employee or what is it? >> what the president knew and what members of congress who were supportive knew from the beginning is that we really have access all at the same time. a lot of work on some of the prevention and wellness issues that are going to be very critical to lower the health care costs in the long run;
host: if you want to reach us by e-mail -- yesterday testifying on the issue of migrant worker earns that stephen colbert appeared in character and from congress. here is some video from this. he introduces himself and sets the tone of his appearance from mr. de. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and privilege to be here today. congresswoman lofgren asked me to share my experience spending one day as a migrant worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue. i hope that my star power can bump this hearing up to cspan-1. host: appreciate the reference. if you want to weigh in on this topic the numbers are on your screen the political was one of many papers to run on this topic. -- the political was one of the many papers to run on this topic. guest: that is some of the context from yesterday. host: stephen colbert and jon stewart are planning rallies in october. the role of celebrities is next whether it comes to influencing legislators or influencing the public at large. are democrats line is first in h
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. >> hateful and offensive. barack obama criticizes iran's president to suggesting that the u.s. government was behind the september 11 attacks. britain raises the threat level from dissident irish republicans, warning an attack is a strong possibility. no global food crisis. the u.n. talks about the high prices. welcome to bbc news broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. coming p later in the program, renewed hope for stability in colombia following the death of a rebel leader. a judge in california suspends the due guard kidnap case because of concerns offer the accused's mental competency. >> president obama has condemned what he described as offensive and hateful comments by the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad at the united nations general assembly on thursday. there he suggested that the u.s. government was behind the september 11 attacks. in an exclusive interview with bbc persian television, mr. obama drew a contrast between comments and expressions of sympathy. >> ground zero, the site in new york of the attack on america which murdered nearly 3,
is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. we are sure it will be shown on the show tonight. i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of chairwoman if she would like me to remove myself i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> sean: in the end he stuck  and made -- joining me with reaction all of this former democratic pollster pat caddell, andrea, both fox news contributors. let's start with the brawl. apparentl
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was the chief architect of the financial global crisis that is still hurting the u.s. and last year's $787 billion stimulous program was largely summer's idea and he defended it. >> i think the stimulous had a significant impact. tens and thousands of teachers and cops across the country. $53billion delivered to american families. 3,000 projects underway that the calculations suggest that its impact is only going to increase. that we are also seeing 200,000 mortgages have been relieved. it's going to be 500,000 by november 1. i think we are on the right track. >> dr. summers is the third high profile member of president obama's economic team to quit before the end of the president's first two years in office. budget director, peter orszag was the first to leave in july. christina roma was next. the white house is also expecting rahm emanuel to leave the use to run for mayor of chicago. >> if rahm emanuel leaves, he will be the fourth of president obama's closest advisers to have left since july. question, after 20 months, is this presidential staff turnover normal? pat buchanan. >> thi
bug has destroyed 50% or more of crops. they are asking the epa to allow energy use of pesticides that might control the stunk bug population. >>> president barack obama has strong words for iranian president. after he suggested that the united states could be behind the 9/11 attack. iran's president isn't backing down from what he said. >> president obama has some strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive, it was hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan. just a little north of ground zero where families lost their loved one, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: ahmadinejad says most of the world is suspicious about what happened here on 9/11. >> under the pretext of that event, two countries were invaded. and until now hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama
has given brown the choice of the three drug method previously used or the new single-drug method. we have an entire section covering the death penalty on our home page. just click the tab at the top of our home page www.ktvu.com. >>> we're learning the details of a death of an inmate. the man's death is sparking a criminal investigation and now a lawsuit. christian is live with the details. >> he is saying he was killed by deputies and now san francisco police are investigating. >>> more than a year after his death, san francisco's medical examiner's office released their report on downs. he died on the sixth floor jail last september. according to the medical examiner, deputies tried to move him to an isolated cell because he was bullying the other inmates and the report goes on to say that the 6'1" was struggling with deputies and after moving him to a padded cell, downs began gasping for air. ruled his death a homicide. now the san francisco district attorney's office and police department are investigating. >> they go through all the same procedures they would. this is ongoing in
>> couric: tonight, president obama fires back at the president of iran for suggesting the u.s. government was behind 9/11. >> for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, land of lakes. flooding in the upper midwest forces hundreds out of their homes. a bizarre bank robbery in florida. thieves turn a teller into what appeared to be a human bomb. and colbert tries to develop a rapport with congress. >> i'm not a fan of the government doing anything, but i've got to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the gathering of world leaders at the united nations here in new york this week has not done much to improve relations between the united states and iran. in fact, president mahmoud ahmadinejad strained them even further when he said most of the world believes the u.s. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks to benefit israel. today, president obama responded. ch
republicans are making. elect us and we'll make changes or at the very least put the brakes on presiden obama's agenda. >> mike viqueira, thanks. >>> tomorrow on "meet the press," just weeks before the midterm elections, an exclusive debate between two key party leaders. representative mike pence of indiana will square off against maryland congressman chris van hollen. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." check your local nbc listings. >>> another week of gains in the books for the stock market. that's the fourth in a row now. but will this slow trend upward continue into a holiday season that many analysts believe will not get a big financial push from consumers? vera gibbons, economic analyst for msnbc is joining us. >> i accidentally stuck my head into that last clip. sorry. >> we love to see you any way we can. >> what about the gains here. >> i think it just has to do with the fact there's less pessimism about the future direction of the economy. durable goods came in better than expected. spending is up. it raises hopes this recovery actually is on firmer ground. we're on track for se
of chicago. ♪ >> this week brought back memories of the day newt gingrich gave us his contract for america. today, he is occupied with dreams of being president of less than six weeks to go before the midterm election, house republicans revealed a new pledge to america which proposes to extend the bush tax cuts and shutting down the health care law. it involves pulling back on stimulus money and reducing the size of the federal government. what is new on this? >> nothing, it is a portable document which means it is dishonest. they say they will reduce deficits by cutting taxes. it just won't happen. most voters know it is dishonest and it is a document they don't believe in. >> i watched this unveiling as i watched the democrats and it just seems like noise at this point, meaningless noise. in this case it was orchestrated in order to have no ties and everyone sitting around trying to be something there were not and that is exactly what it looked like them up. as far as the november elections, this will not be a positive. it gets them off the party of being no and put something out there.
shine in one use. real shine, for real life. yours. [ female announcer ] new aveeno nourish plus shine. >>> next on msnbc saturday, taking aim. president obama fires away on the gop pledge to america. also ahead, she's not footloose or fancy free, but lindsay lohan is out of jail again. coming up, how she got out this time. >>> plus parental misguidance. the fallout from a videotaped fight between two teen aged girls leaves one of their mothers facing charges of child abuse. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to msnbc saturday. i'm alex witt. it is 11 a.m. precisely out here on the east coast. first we go washington. president obama slamming the gop over its newly unveiled agenda. house republicans first shared their pledge to america on th z thursday. it is a new way forward that hasn't been tried in washington. but this morning the president says, the pledge is full of old ideas. >> many were the very same policies that led to the economic crisis in the first place, which isn't surprising since many of the leaders were among the architects of that failed policy. >> good saturday mo
, who covers capitol hill for "the new york times." thanks for being back with us. so what's this delay all about? >> well, the senate clearly doesn't want to get embroiled in this issue before the election. it's just too unpredictable and the story line for democrats is clean, as things stand now. they're making the case that republicans would block tax relief for the middle class to hold out for tax break force the wealthy. republicans, of course shall want to extend those tax cuts for everyone. and so it's easier in the view of democrats to push this until a lame duck session. the political situation will obviously be less intense then. but as you said, the house speaker today left open the possibility of forcing a vote. and that could get really interesting next week. >> woodruff: now why the different calculus in the senate and in the house. >> the calculus probably isn't different. the conventional wisdom still is that in the end the house will decide to go home and campaign without taking this vote. but there's no reason for speaker pelosi to relent right now when she thinks she'
distractions can one white house handle? including at the u.n. >> some sectors of the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reversion the declining american -- reverse the declining american economy. gwen: on the senate floor. >> the appeal of don't ask-don't tell is an appeal to the gay and lesbian base. gwen: finger pointing on parade. covering the week, jackie calmes of "the new york times." naftali bendavid of "the wall street journal." tom gjelten of n.p.r. and nancy youssef of mcclatchy newspapers. >> award winning reporting and analysis covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." produced in association with national journal. funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. >> to connect our forces to what they need, when they need it. >> to help troops see danger. before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe, the people of boeing are working together to support and protect all who serve. >> that's why we're here. >> funding fo
driving obama when he used to bristle the same thing happening to him in 1994. also, finish the following sentence. the tea party is "a," tearing apart the republican party or "b", energizing the gop and opening up an enthusiasm gap. with democrat, the answer may tell us a lot about november. >>> and you think democrats say a lot of bad things about each other? wait until you hear what eliot spitzer has to say about the fellow democrat who wants his old job, andrew cuomo. but that's in "the sideshow." host "face to face" on our nbc stations in nevada. and the politics editor for msnbc.com. look, we got to start with what happened on capitol hill. here's an exchange between michigan congressman john conyers and stephen colbert today. let's listen. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she'd like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. i'm only here on interpretation. >> that is correct. >> that is fair enough. >> von, let me start with you. you have been watch
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